Women’s and Gender Studies

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  1. Feminist Solidarity at the Crossroads

    Intersectional Women’s Studies for Transracial Alliance

    Edited by Kim Marie Vaz, Gary L. Lemons

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Women’s studies programs and departments face ongoing fall-out from an economic crisis in higher education. Taking the form of budget-cuts, reduction of faculty lines and other resource allocations, for some programs and departments it has meant at best, a loss of disciplinary autonomy through...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  2. Muslim Women and Sport

    Edited by Tansin Benn, Gertrud Pfister, Haifaa Jawad

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Examining the global experiences, challenges and achievements of Muslim women participating in physical activities and sport, this important new study makes a profound contribution to our understanding of both contemporary Islam and the complexity and diversity of women’s lives in the modern world....

    Published July 5th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Black Feminist Thought

    Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment

    By Patricia Hill Collins

    Series: Routledge Classics

    In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, originally published in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins set out to explore the words and ideas of Black feminist...

    Published September 10th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Anna Julia Cooper, Visionary Black Feminist

    A Critical Introduction

    By Vivian M. May

    Vivian M. May explores the theoretical and political contributions of Anna Julia Cooper, a renowned Black feminist scholar, educator and activist whose ideas deserve far more attention than they have received. Drawing on Africana and feminist theory, May places Cooper's theorizing in its historical...

    Published February 25th 2007 by Routledge

  5. Black Sexual Politics

    African Americans, Gender, and the New Racism

    By Patricia Hill Collins

    In Black Sexual Politics, one of America's most influential writers on race and gender explores how images of Black sexuality have been used to maintain the color line and how they threaten to spread a new brand of racism around the world today....

    Published July 13th 2005 by Routledge